Introduction: Create Your Own Acorn Necklace

Although it’s almost spring here in Nothern Europe I am going to show you how to make a beautiful acorn pendant. I love the combination of walnut or other dark sorts of wood with oak and this is my favorite necklace. I hope it will be yours too.

Step 1: Some More Pictures

Step 2: Materials

I don’t have a big stock of wood but this acorn requires only a few small pieces of wood. I used walnut and oak tree in this instructable but the acorn on the cover photo is made of Indian rosewood. I wanted to do as much acorns as possible from the precious small pieces of walnut and oak so I decided to glue other material in both ends.

This is what you need

- small pieces of wood (oak, walnut, birch, indian rosewood or what you have in stock)

- an Lathe and woodturning tools

- saw

- wood glue

- sandpaper (240-400 grid)

- silverwire and pliers

- chain

Step 3: Preparing for Wood Turning

Cut the different pieces of wood in cubes of 1” (2.5 cm) in each direction.

Step 4: Glue the Pieces of Wood Together

Make the surfaces which you want to glue together smooth by sanding and then glue with wood glue. Press and let it dry for at least 2 hours.

Step 5: Woodturning

Mark the center at both ends and place in your lathe. Turn it into a rod with a wide gouge. Mark the beginning and the end of the acorn with a parting tool. Turn your acorn with a finger nail gouge. Use sandpaper if needed before applying wax. Let your acorn dry. Almost done!

Step 6:

Cut out the acorn with a saw. Make an insertion where you want to drill the hole with an awl. Drill the hole. (I used a 0.6” / 1,5 mm drill)

Step 7: Make a Ring....

Make a ring with pliers and silver wire. Fasten your acorn to pendant. Fasten on the chain and enjoy! I hope you will be as happy as I am when I wear my acorn necklace and I hope you liked this instructables.

Groetjes Amaries.

Comments

author
АлексейТ2 (author)2015-03-09

Very good !

author

Thanks!

author
emilyvanleemput (author)2015-03-08

Absolutely gorgeous!

author
Amaries (author)emilyvanleemput2015-03-10

Dank je wel Emily

author
seamster (author)2015-03-07

Very nice! I'm always impressed by small and delicate turned items like this.

I think my wife would love an acorn necklace . . . I need to go buy a lathe! :)

author
Amaries (author)seamster2015-03-08

Thank you Seamster and yes its fun to buy a lathe and create beautiful things.

author
GideonH (author)2015-03-07

Nice very impressive

author
Amaries (author)GideonH2015-03-08

thanks GideonH!

author
NathanSellers (author)2015-03-07

Very well done. This is quite stunning.

author
Amaries (author)NathanSellers2015-03-08

Thank you Nathan!

author
urban wombat (author)2015-03-07

Lovely job Amaries! Time for me to dust off the lathe after winter :-)

Thanks for sharing.

author
Amaries (author)urban wombat2015-03-08

thank you and which you lu

author
TomV4 (author)2015-03-07

Won't such a fine necklace lead to unwanted attention ... from squirrels?

author
Amaries (author)TomV42015-03-08

luckily ( or it depends how you mutch you like them) you can't find so many squirrels here in Europe:-)

author
tomatoskins (author)TomV42015-03-07

+1

author
starforest (author)2015-03-07

Wow! Great job!

author
Amaries (author)starforest2015-03-08

thank you!

About This Instructable

5,833views

221favorites

License:

Bio: Hi I am Dutch and live in Sweden. I love to create tings in my little woodshop.
More by Amaries:Make a Dog LampMake a Ring With Hardwood and Silver or CopperA Bracelet for a Wood Worker
Add instructable to: